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Memorial Day / Washington, DC / Vietnam Memorial #516999

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 25, 1981
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(Studio) Item introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Services at Arlington Cemetery reported; scenes shown. Vice President George Bush shown placing wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Bush remarks quoted. Services for 8 men killed in rescue attempt of Iran hostages noted. Scenes shown. Vietnam memorial service noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Poor turnout for Vietnam vets. service noted. Aspirations for building memorial to Vietnam vets remarked. Drawing of memorial shown. [Memorial designer Maya Ying LIN - doesn't want to glorify war.] $1.5 million said contributed. $6 million more said needed. Radiothon Washington, DC fund raiser shown. [Memorial Fund Sandie FAURIOL - speaks of donors' feelings.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Peterson, Susan

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